Centre for Children's Rights


Prof Laura Lundy
Professor of Education Law and Children's Rights
LL.B, LL.M, PhD,
Barrister at Law

‌‌‌photograph of Dr Bronagh Byrne

Dr Bronagh Byrne
Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Deputy Directors

Lesley Emerson
Dr Karen Winter

Other Members:

Prof David Archard
Dr Nicola Carr
Prof Paul Connolly
Prof Jannette Elwood
Dr Stefania Giannakaki
Dr Karen Kerr
Prof Ruth Leitch
Dr Katrina Lloyd
Dr Chelsea Marshall
Dr Sarah Miller
Dr Karen Orr
Dr Dirk Schubotz

Research Students:

Jen Banks
Rhian Barrance
Josephine Bweyale
Lovina Emejulu
Erika Frank
Lucy Royal-Dawson
Harry Shier
Triona Stokes
Michelle Templeton

News from the Centre for Children's Rights

Centre Members present at event on children’s rights and Brexit

Professor Laura Lundy and Dr Bronagh Byrne were invited speakers at an event organised by the European Children’s Rights Unit, University of Liverpool which was held on 14 September. The aim...

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Research Grant awarded by Unicef UK

The Centre for Children’s Rights has been awarded a research grant by Unicef UK. The project team consists of Dr Bronagh Byrne (Principal Investigator), Dr Siobhán McAlister and Dr...

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Workshop: Digital Storytelling and its use in research and teaching

Linda O'Sullivan from the Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT) in Dublin delivered a really engaging and practical workshop to staff and students on the use of digital story-telling and...

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Equity through education at Massey University New Zealand

Professor Laura Lundy was a keynote speaker at the Equity Through...

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Summer School: Children’s Rights-Based Participation

1-3 June 2016

The Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast is hosting a Summer School on children’s rights-based participation. The...

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Byrne, B. (2016)  Do Children still need to Escape Childhood?  A Reassessment of John Holt and his Vision for Children’s Rights, International Journal of Children’s Rights, (24) 113-134.

Byrne, B & Lundy, L 2015, 'Reconciling Children's Policy and Children's Rights: Barriers to Effective Government Delivery'Children and Society, vol 29, no. 4, pp. 266-276., 10.1111/chso.12045

Marshall, C, Byrne, B & Lundy, L 2015, 'Face to face: children and young people’s right to participate in public decision-making'. in International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation: From Social Exclusion to Child-Inclusive Policies.Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 357-380.

Lundy, L, Kilkelly, U & Byrne, B 2014, 'Incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Law: A Comparative Review'. in M Freeman (ed.), The Future of Children's Rights. Brill, Leiden, pp. 305-326.

Byrne, B 2014, 'Getting In and Getting On? The Experiences of Young People with Visual Impairments and Hearing Impairments in Third-Level Education' International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, vol 61, no. 2, pp. 119-133., 10.1080/1034912X.2014.905057